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Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases? | News



New cases of the novel coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late December are being reported daily around the world.

More than 667,000 people have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, while more than 17 million infections have been confirmed in at least 188 countries and territories. Nearly 10 million people have recovered to date.


Here are the countries that have so far confirmed coronavirus cases:

United States – 4,352,083 cases, 149,258 deaths

Brazil – 2,483,191 cases, 88,539 deaths

India – 1,531,669 cases, 34,193 deaths

Russia – 827,455 cases, 13,642 deaths

South Africa – 459,761 cases, 7,257 deaths

Mexico – 402,697 cases, 44,876 deaths

Peru – 389,717 cases, 18,418 deaths

Chile – 349,800 cases, 9,240 deaths

United Kingdom – 302,261 cases, 45,964 deaths

Iran – 296,273 cases, 16,147 deaths

Spain – 280,610 cases, 28,752 deaths

Pakistan – 275,225 cases, 5,865 deaths

Saudi Arabia – 270,831 cases, 2,789 deaths

Colombia – 267,385 cases, 9,074 deaths

Italy – 246,488 cases, 35,123 deaths

Bangladesh – 229,185 cases, 3,000 deaths

Turkey – 227,982 cases, 5,645 deaths

France – 221,077 cases, 30,226 deaths

Germany – 207,707 cases, 9,131 deaths

Argentina – 173,355 cases, 3,179 deaths

Canada – 116,872 cases, 8,958 deaths

Iraq – 115,332 cases, 4,535 deaths

Qatar – 109,880 cases, 167 deaths

Indonesia – 102,051 cases, 4,901 deaths

Egypt – 92,947 cases, 4,691 deaths

China – 86,995 cases, 4,657 deaths

Kazakhstan – 86,192 cases, 793 deaths

Philippines – 83,673 cases, 1,947 deaths

Ecuador – 82,279 cases, 5,584 deaths

Sweden – 79,494 cases, 5,702 deaths

Oman – 77,904 cases, 402 deaths

Bolivia – 72,327 cases, 2,720 deaths

Ukraine – 68,030 cases, 1,650 deaths

Belarus – 67,366 cases, 543 deaths

Belgium – 66,662 cases, 9,833 deaths

Israel – 66,293 cases, 486 deaths

Kuwait – 65,149 cases, 442 deaths

Dominican Republic – 64,690 cases, 1,101 deaths

Panama – 62,223 cases, 1,349 deaths

United Arab Emirates – 59,546 cases, 347 deaths

Netherlands – 53,647 cases, 6,178 deaths

Singapore – 51,197 cases, 27 deaths

Portugal – 50,410 cases, 1,722 deaths

Romania – 47,053 cases, 2,239 deaths

Guatemala – 46,451 cases, 1,782 deaths

Poland – 43,904 cases, 1,682 deaths

Nigeria – 41,804 cases, 868 deaths

Honduras – 40,460 cases, 1,214 deaths

Bahrain – 39,921 cases, 141 deaths

Armenia – 37,629 cases, 719 deaths

INTERACTIVE: Covid-19 Social distancing

Afghanistan – 36,368 cases, 1,270 deaths

Switzerland – 34,609 cases, 1,978 deaths

Ghana – 34,406 cases, 168 deaths

Kyrgyzstan – 33,844 cases, 1,329 deaths

Japan – 32,116 cases, 1,001 deaths

Azerbaijan – 30,858 cases, 430 deaths

Algeria – 28,615 cases, 1,174 deaths

Ireland – 25,929 cases, 1,764 deaths

Serbia – 24,520 cases, 551 deaths

Moldova – 23,521 cases, 753 deaths

Uzbekistan – 21,699 cases, 124 deaths

Morocco – 21,387 cases, 327 deaths

Austria – 20,677 cases, 713 deaths

Nepal – 19,063 cases, 49 deaths

Kenya – 18,581 cases, 299 deaths

Cameroon – 17,179 cases, 391 deaths

Venezuela – 16,571 cases, 151 deaths

Costa Rica – 16,344 cases, 125 deaths

Czech Republic – 15,799 cases, 374 deaths

Cote d’Ivoire – 15,713 cases, 98 deaths

Australia – 15,582 cases, 177 deaths

El Salvador – 15,446 cases, 417 deaths

Ethiopia – 15,200 cases, 239 deaths

Korea, South – 14,251 cases, 300 deaths

Denmark – 13,811 cases, 613 deaths

INTERACTIVE: Covid-19 Flattening the curve

Sudan – 11,496 cases, 725 deaths

Palestine – 10,938 cases, 79 deaths

Bulgaria – 10,871 cases, 355 deaths

Bosnia and Herzegovina – 10,766 cases, 297 deaths

North Macedonia – 10,315 cases, 471 deaths

Madagascar – 10,104 cases, 93 deaths

Senegal – 9,805 cases, 198 deaths

Norway – 9,150 cases, 255 deaths

Malaysia – 8,943 cases, 124 deaths

Democratic Republic of the Congo – 8,873 cases, 208 deaths

Kosovo – 7,652 cases, 192 deaths

Finland – 7,404 cases, 329 deaths

Haiti – 7,340 cases, 158 deaths

Tajikistan – 7,276 cases, 60 deaths

Gabon – 7,189 cases, 49 deaths

Guinea – 7,126 cases, 46 deaths

Luxembourg – 6,375 cases, 113 deaths

Mauritania – 6,249 cases, 156 deaths

Djibouti – 5,068 cases, 58 deaths

Zambia – 5,002 cases, 142 deaths

Albania – 4,997 cases, 148 deaths

Croatia – 4,923 cases, 140 deaths

Paraguay – 4,674 cases, 45 deaths

Central African Republic – 4,599 cases, 59 deaths

Hungary – 4,456 cases, 596 deaths

Greece – 4,279 cases, 203 deaths

Lebanon – 4,023 cases, 54 deaths

Malawi – 3,709 cases, 103 deaths

Nicaragua – 3,672 cases, 116 deaths

Maldives – 3,506 cases, 15 deaths

Thailand – 3,297 cases, 58 deaths

Somalia – 3,212 cases, 93 deaths

Congo – 3,200 cases, 54 deaths

Equatorial Guinea – 3,071 cases, 51 deaths

Libya – 3,017 cases, 67 deaths

Montenegro – 2,949 cases, 45 deaths

Zimbabwe – 2,817 cases, 40 deaths

Sri Lanka – 2,810 cases, 11 deaths

Cuba – 2,555 cases, 87 deaths

Mali – 2,520 cases, 124 deaths

COVID Symptoms

Eswatini – 2,404 cases, 39 deaths

Cape Verde – 2,354 cases, 22 deaths

South Sudan – 2,305 cases, 46 deaths

Slovakia – 2,204 cases, 28 deaths

Slovenia – 2,101 cases, 117 deaths

Estonia – 2,038 cases, 69 deaths

Lithuania – 2,027 cases, 80 deaths

Guinea-Bissau – 1,954 cases, 26 deaths

Rwanda – 1,926 cases, 5 deaths

Namibia – 1,917 cases, 8 deaths

Iceland – 1,857 cases, 10 deaths

Sierra Leone – 1,786 cases, 66 deaths

Benin – 1,770 cases, 35 deaths

Mozambique – 1,720 cases, 11 deaths

Yemen – 1,703 cases, 484 deaths

New Zealand – 1,559 cases, 22 deaths

Suriname – 1,510 cases, 24 deaths

Tunisia – 1,468 cases, 50 deaths

Jordan – 1,223 cases, 11 deaths

Latvia – 1,220 cases, 31 deaths

Uruguay – 1,218 cases, 35 deaths

Liberia – 1,177 cases, 72 deaths

Georgia – 1,145 cases, 16 deaths

Niger – 1,136 cases, 69 deaths

Uganda – 1,135 cases, 2 deaths

Burkina Faso – 1,105 cases, 53 deaths

Cyprus – 1,067 cases, 19 deaths

Angola – 1,000 cases, 47 deaths

Chad – 926 cases, 75 deaths

Andorra – 907 cases, 52 deaths

Togo – 896 cases, 18 deaths

Sao Tome and Principe – 867 cases, 14 deaths

Jamaica – 855 cases, 10 deaths

Botswana – 739 cases, 2 deaths

How can people protect themselves

Malta – 708 cases, 9 deaths

San Marino – 699 cases, 42 deaths

Syria – 694 cases, 40 deaths

Tanzania – 509 cases, 21 deaths

Lesotho – 505 cases, 12 deaths

Taiwan – 467 cases, 7 deaths

Bahamas – 447 cases, 11 deaths

Vietnam – 446 cases, 0 deaths

Guyana – 396 cases, 20 deaths

Burundi – 378 cases, 1 death

Comoros – 354 cases, 7 deaths

Burma – 351 cases, 6 deaths

Mauritius – 344 cases, 10 deaths

Gambia – 326 cases, 8 deaths

Mongolia – 291 cases, 0 deaths

Eritrea – 265 cases, 0 deaths

Cambodia – 226 cases, 0 deaths

Trinidad and Tobago – 153 cases, 8 deaths

Brunei – 141 cases, 3 deaths

Monaco – 117 cases, 4 deaths

Seychelles – 114 cases, 0 deaths

Barbados – 110 cases, 7 deaths

Bhutan – 99 cases, 0 deaths

Liechtenstein – 87 cases, 2 deaths

Antigua and Barbuda – 86 cases, 3 deaths

Papua New Guinea – 63 cases, 1 death

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 52 cases, 0 deaths

Belize – 48 cases, 2 deaths

Fiji – 27 cases, 0 deaths

Saint Lucia – 24 cases, 0 deaths

Timor-Leste – 24 cases, 0 deaths

Grenada – 23 cases, 0 deaths

Laos – 20 cases, 0 deaths

Dominica – 18 cases, 0 deaths

Saint Kitts and Nevis – 17 cases, 0 deaths

Holy See – 12 cases, 0 deaths

Western Sahara – 10 cases, 1 death Western Sahara – 10 cases, 1 death

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Year of the Overcomer-Prophet Elvis Mbonye



The eagerly awaited first fellowship of controversial Prophet Elvis Mbonye left viewers shocked as he declined to issue his now famous prophecies citing a refusal to settle for the new normal. In an on online service watched by thousands, the Prophet said him prophesying would “ be a concession to gathering online, rather than physically” further stating that it is not the will of God that church should meet online!

The Covid-19 SOPs given by the government and Ministry of Health have heavily impacted gatherings and as a result, ministries with large congregations have resorted to online services. The prophet however insists that this is a ploy to diminish the influence of the Kingdom of God.

He however proceeded to give the Prophetic Word of the year , saying “This is the year of the Overcomers” amidst cheers from those present. He also stated that this would not be a “gloomy” year, probably meaning that this would be a good year. Given that many of his prophecies have actually come to pass, should we pay more attention to him? We eagerly await the prophecies this year.

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Kabuleta blasts Media over “COFIT” reporting in new rant.



Presidential hopeful Joseph Kiiza Kabuleta has expressed dissatisfaction with the media over what he says was”alarmist reporting” over the Covid-19 pandemic which he calls “COFIT” a term we believe is a wordplay between covid and profit, a view held by many that claims that the disease was exaggerated to maximize funding and corruption. Kabuleta has come to be known for his straight shooting style and admirable command of facts and policy, even being touted as the “smartest candidate” in the is the full statement:


By Joseph Kabuleta

“Don’t look at where you fell, but where you slipped”

We know where the media fell. They fell when they were caught in the crossfire between opposition politicians and trigger-happy security hitmen; when they were unfairly targeted as they went about their noble duty of covering this explosive elective season. Sadly, some journalists are nursing wounds; others weren’t so lucky.
But it’s important for us to understand where they slipped.

If someone is sitting by the roadside sipping on his brew and he sees a gang of people sprinting past him, as if for their lives, it’s understandable if he impulsively joins without asking questions. But if after nine months he is still sprinting, and has still not asked any questions, then there’s something terribly wrong with him.

When we first went into lockdown in March, it was probably the best course of action because we didn’t know the full extent of the Cofit threat. But in the first 90 days, it was clear to all and sundry that it was never going to rank among Uganda’s top health challenges. And that’s not my opinion.

The Daily Monitor on July 15th quoted Dr Baterana Byarugaba, the Mulago Hospital Executive Director, describing the Cofit strain in the country as a mild form of flu which does not require hospital admission since it can be treated at home or in lower health facilities.
“l told Ugandans right from the beginning that the type of coronavirus we expect in Uganda is the mild one. It can be treated at health centre II, III, IV or the district hospital,” the top Medic said.

I read the story with glorious delight supposing that finally common sense, (or should I say science sense) would inform our decisions as a nation. But it’s difficult to know where science stops and politics starts. It’s become clear over the months that Cofit is not just a virus that causes respiratory problems, it’s a lot more than that; it’s a weapon in the hands of politicians that gives them power beyond their wildest dreams. In America, for instance, Democrat Congressman Jim Clyburn said Cofit is a “tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our (leftist) vision” while actress and activist Jane Fonda said that Cofit was “God’s gift to the left.”

Our media could have taken the side of poor Ugandans by showing the immense suffering and death from preventable sicknesses that resulted from the harsh Cofit measures; they could have highlighted the plight of businesses permanently closed and workers rendered redundant and sent back to villages. They could have wondered why truck drivers were testing negative in Kenya and positive in Uganda, or wondered why Cofit deaths only started after Prophet Museveni showed us a macabre lineup of coffins in his address, or why every celebrity who dies since then is ruled as Cofit (no autopsy required)

They could have told us that according to Worldometer, Cofit has a 0.28% mortality rate (or a 99.72 survival rate) and that it doesn’t rank anywhere in the Top 10 of Uganda’s health challenges; they could have told us that a child dies of malaria every two minutes (and Uganda accounts for 3% of the world’s malaria fatalities), which means that more Ugandans die from mosquitoes in ten days than Cofit has (allegedly) killed in the nine months it’s been on our lips.

Ugandans (especially of my age) have lived through real pandemics. As a young man growing up in the early 90s, nobody had to remind me that AIDS was real. Goodness me, I knew it was! And I didn’t need police to force me to wear protection, I knew the consequences. The fact that we are constantly being reminded that ‘Cofit is real’ tells a story of its own.

The media could have asked why Uganda, with one of the lowest Cofit cases or deaths, still holds on to a 9:00pm curfew when Kenya moved to 11:00pm in September, as did South Africa and several countries. The media could have told us that Malawi, Burundi, Tanzania and, recently, Ghana all held successful elections with full blown campaigns in 2020, and we aren’t hearing people dropping dead from Cofit in any of those countries. May be they should have tried to find out if people are dropping dead in Tanzania which altogether ignored all Cofit measures and went on to acquire middle-income status while Ugandans were still in lockdown.

They could have told us about the asymptomatic Cofit patients who were filmed dancing the night away in hospital wards, or of people suffering from other diseases who dare not go to hospital because they fear to be given a fake Cofit label and held for two weeks against their will.

The media could have told us that Cofit deaths across the world have been grossly inflated. Minnesota lawmakers say Cofit deaths could have been inflated by 40% after examining death certificates (according to The Washington Examiner) while Fox News reported that in Colorado 45% of Cofit corpses “were also found to have bullet wounds”.

They could have told us that 22 European countries, all of which had tens of thousands of Cofit deaths, opened their schools in the fall, and there has not been any reported spikes in cases as a result. They could have told us that more people have been killed by security men enforcing Cofit measures than by the virus itself.

Well, they could have…but they didn’t. And that’s where they slipped.

Instead they chose to go down the path of alarmist reporting and in so doing became, inadvertently or otherwise, enablers of Uganda’s trillion-shilling Cofit enterprise. Like Squealer in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the media used flowery language to drum up fear by keeping people’s eyes transfixed on swelling numbers while the thieves carried their loot and stashed it away, and loan money was distributed among family members or used in regime prolongation.

The recent joint television news bulletin, and the adverts that followed, were the peak of hysterical reporting. “Zuukuka Tusaanawo” (wake up, we are perishing) screamed an advert featuring top media personalities. What a load of……(fill in appropriate word).

Remember, all the tyranny we have witnessed in this season has been done in the name of Cofit, and such sensationalist reporting justifies it; it gives dictators like Museveni the perfect pseudo-moralistic cover to unleash their most despotic fantasies while actually pretending that it’s for the good of the people. Unfortunately, the terror has now spread to the very media people whose hyperbole enabled it in the first place. There is such a thing as the law of cause and consequence, after all.

Instead of the media walking out of pressers and threatening to boycott government functions, let them threaten to stop all Cofit reporting. Museveni himself would come running with chocolate in hand.

If the president extended curfew by just two hours, for instance, he will have put as many as 200,000 Ugandans back to work especially in the hotel, restaurant and entertainment industries; but he doesn’t care, and sadly neither do many middleclass Ugandans who suppose that it’s their moral obligation as responsible citizens of the Global Village to fret over Cofit just because their ‘fellow citizens’ in Europe and America are doing so. Of course they can afford to do that because their corporate jobs have, for the most part, insulated them from the devastation of the government-instituted Cofit measures. They can enjoy working at home, beer in hand, as they listen to CNN and BBC and still expect the full complement of their salaries at the month end, and that makes them feel every bit like ‘their brothers’ overseas.

Such aspirational conformists are more likely to be offended by my stance on Cofit because they haven’t traversed crook and creek of this country and seen the damage reigned on this fragile society; not by the virus, but by the measures supposedly instituted to mitigate it.

You see, perhaps the most enduring damage this regime has done to our society is creating a three-part hierarchy of class and needs. At the zenith are a handful of connected ‘1986 generation’ and their families who feel entitled to all power and wealth. Beneath is a small (and shrinking) middleclass, and at the bottom of the pyramid is a mass of peasants. Every society, to various degrees, is ordered in the same fashion, but what makes Uganda unique is that the megalomaniacs at the top don’t give a nickel about the plight of the middleclass and the middleclass in turn don’t care a bit about the quandary of the peasant. The charlatans at the top will impose punitive taxes on the middleclass, then dip into NSSF coffers at a whim to share out their savings, and no one can stop them.

And the middleclass Ugandan, armed with his medical insurance, and safe in the knowledge that his wife is unlikely to die in child birth (20 Ugandans do EVERY DAY), and his children are very unlikely to die of malaria (20 do EVERY DAY), or from malnutrition (thousands do every year), will go around trumpeting Cofit because it’s more relevant to his status than malnutrition or malaria.

I could just as easily go down that path. I could also close my eyes to mothers failing to get breast milk because they can only afford half a meal a day (black tea with a piece of cassava), and the malnourished babies that emerge as a result; I could close my eyes to the teenage girls that were given out in marriage because schools closed, or those given out to meet family needs; I could ignore the fact that our president is opening 5-star markets in cities which have 1-star referral hospitals; I could also choose to look the other way and enjoy my middleclass lifestyle, but as an aspiring leader, I cannot.

As a leader, my aspiration is to remove the privileged/entitled class, to expand the middleclass (and their income), and to shrink the peasantry; but mostly to blur the lines that separate each category.
It doesn’t bode well for our country if the average Corporate Ugandan knows more about racism in America than about extreme poverty in Teso or Busoga because that disqualifies him/her from the solution to those local problems.

And finally, I have come to the realization that the biggest pandemic afflicting our country is poverty and the virus that causes it is called M7-1986. Vaccination against it is January 14

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge



Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.



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